Ridgecrest CEREC & Same-Day Crowns
Dental crowns are used to restore smiles by capping teeth that are chipped, broken or affected by decay. Porcelain crowns look just like natural teeth, allowing you to smile with confidence again.
The process for getting a new crown used to involve several trips to the dentist’s office and wearing a temporary restoration while your permanent crown is specially created at a dental lab. However, with treatment from our Ridgecrest CEREC dentist, Dr. Ahn is able to custom-create your crown in as little as a few hours, so you can get your dental work finished as quickly as possible and start showing off your new smile.
With the help of a technology known as CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics), our dental office is able to quickly produce crowns, based on detailed images of your smile.
Using an intraoral camera, Dr. Ahn will capture images that are imported to the CEREC machine and are processed by its software program to mill your crown. Once the image has been formed, the machine can then design a crown that will fit over the damaged tooth to restore it to its original shape and size. The time it takes CEREC technology to create your unique restoration from a solid block of ceramic is as little as 45 minutes.
We can then fit these crowns in the same appointment, rather than requiring you to come back for further visits to finish treatment. With CEREC’s help, patients can get customized, beautiful and durable restorations in only one trip to the dentist’s office.
Why Choose CEREC Restorations?
The improvements this technology provides for patients seeking restorative dental care are clear. If you value their time and want to spend as little of it as possible sitting in the dentist's chair, CEREC same-day crowns can help. Dr. Ahn’s dental office happily provides CEREC in Ridgecrest so patients can take advantage of the many benefits this technology offers, including:
Less painful injections due to single-visits
No need to have a temporary restoration for in-between visits
Ability to save as much natural tooth structure as possible and restore teeth to natural beauty, function and strength
Longer lasting restorations – may last over 10 years
CEREC also eliminates the need for temporary crowns, which most dentists use as a stop-gap while they wait for a permanent crown to be manufactured. Temporary crowns can be uncomfortable for patients, and they are much more likely than a permanent crown to break or become loose, even after only a few days of use. By using CEREC technology, Dr. Ahn is able to fit crowns in a single visit, which saves time for you and spares you from the hassle of dealing with temporary crowns while you wait.
If you have a tooth that needs to be treated with a crown, or you need to have a crown replaced, consider the quick and easy treatment provided by our Ridgecrest CEREC dentist.
Contact our office today to see how our advanced CEREC machine can help you.